Big Win for CAMHS! 99 Reasons to be Proud.

Thursday 12 Aug 2021

The industrial action and ongoing advocacy of HSUWA members is leading to change! Health Minister Roger Cook and the Mental Health Minister Stephen Dawson, committed $495 million to mental health within the 2021-22 State Budget this week.

A wide-range of welcome health commitments were made by the State Government, including additional investment to fund mental health, alcohol and other drug services.

Most significantly for CAMHS, there were strong commitments made to fund the priorities that HSUWA members have been campaigning on, including:

  • 99 additional staff positions directly for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. (This is a further 35 positions to the 64 positions already won in recent weeks!)
  • $135.7 million for delivering outpatient treatment services.
  • $31.7 million in expanding WA’s eating disorder treatment services.

We thank the State Government for acknowledging the needs of our members and committing to a significant uplift in staffing.

This is a huge acheivement for our members who campaigned for change. We campaign on issues that matter and your voices have been heard.

There is more we wish to achieve, and we know many members across health need more support, extra resources or simply a fair pay rise to acknowledge the incredible dedication and hard work demonstrated every day. 

Today we celebrate for what you have achieved so far!

Join today to stand with us.

Naomi McCrae


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